AT&T to Snap Up Convergys Assets for $320 Million
AT&T has announced its intent to acquire the wireless operations owned by Cincinnati-based Convergys. Convergys has ownership of two wireless ventures in Cincinnati. It has a 34% stake in Cincinnati SMSA and a 45% limited-partnership interest in Cincinnati SMSA Tower Holdings. AT&T already owns the remaining 66% and 55%, respectively, of these two entities. AT&T will spend $320 million in cash to purchase Convergys' interests in the Cincinnati SMSA and Cincinnati SMSA Tower Holdings businesses so that it fully owns both. The companies contend that the sale doesn't require regulatory approval because AT&T is already the major shareholder of both businesses. The sale is expected to close in early July.
Verizon to Buy Yahoo's Internet Business for $4.8B
Verizon Communications today said that it has agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet and search businesses for $4.83 billion. Yahoo's properties will join AOL under Verizon's ownership, to be managed by Marni Walden, EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization at Verizon.
Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion
Verizon Communications today confirmed plans to sell part of its wireline telephone and internet business to Frontier Communications for $10 billion. The deal covers Verizon's consumer and business assets in California, Florida, and Texas.
AT&T to Buy Second Mexico Carrier for $1.875B
AT&T today announced its intent to purchase Nextel Mexico, which covers 76 million customers across the country. Nextel Mexico is owned by NII Holdings and AT&T will pay it $1.875 billion.
T-Mobile Sells 600 Towers to Phoenix Tower
T-Mobile has finalized the sale of some 600 cell towers to Phoenix Tower International. The deal, first announced in August, transferred ownership and management rights to Phoenix Tower.
Cool... the city I live in.
AT&T already owns the majority of the shares. This just changes it from "Convergys" to "AT&T". They already *use* the assets, they just arent reportable as company owned despite all but owning them anyways.
We go from
'at&t sucks, they had better do something to improve the quality of their network'
And then when they try to acquite more spectrum to be able to do that it's
As a former Convergys
Could be AT&T as "chewed off more than they can bite".
But knowing Convergys and AT&T....